The British General Gordon visited Jerusalem in 1883 and was convinced this was the true tomb of Christ, especially since it ... More
The British General Gordon visited Jerusalem in 1883 and was convinced this was the true tomb of Christ, especially since it sits on a skull-like rocky ledge outside the Old City walls. Most historians now believe the tomb was carved out in the sixth to seventh centuries B.C. and was not in use during the first century. Even if not the tomb of Christ, many Christian visitors find this spot more congenial for prayer than the Holy Sepulcher. A book and gift store is on the premises. There is a special sunrise service on Easter.
We have had the privilege to tour Jerusalem and the Garden Tomb on several occasions...It is one of the highlights of our trip....We always end our tour by taking Communion, prayer time, singing songs and having a time to just meditate on what Jesus Christ did for us on the cross...It is a beautiful place...It's always well maintained...The people that run it are most friendly....We encourage everyone to visit the Garden Tomb. We look forward to March of 2008 when once again we shall have the opportunity to see this most beautiful place !!
A great place to meditate and see people worshpinning at full of faith
However it hearts to see people forging history and lying to people straight in the eyes. They claim it the tomb of Christ - It lacks all the proves from historical, archaeological and even logical... Would christians forget the burial place of christ for 19 hundred years till general Gordon to dicover it
Make sure to visit the St Stephen complex behind the Garden tomb to see another 70 toms like the one at the garden tomb all dating from the first temple period
It is written that he was laid in a newly dugged tomb - certane;y the one at the garden tomb is at least 2600 years old!!!!!
A holy site has the exit through a shop
My visit to the Garden Tomb was the absolute highlight of my visit to Jerusalem. Entrance is free, and it is set in a beautiful garden maintained by a group out of London. They make no claims that this is the exact site of Christ's crucifixion, burial, and resurrection, but rather suggest that it is likely that these events occured in this area. Regardless, it was a very moving experience for me in a beatiful setting.
From the Dung Gate, a broad new promenade circles around the walls of the Old City and overlooks this valley
and cemetery. A staircase leads down into the valley and enables one to cross it to the base of ...
Jaffa Gate opens onto a plaza at the entrance to the Christian Quarter shopping area, as well as leading (on
the right) to the Armenian Quarter and Mount Zion. From here visitors can enter the Ramparts Walk for a ...
This fortress like church with its conical dome was dedicated in 1910 by German Benedictines. It lies above the remains
of the fourth century Hagia Sion and the 11th century Franciscan Church of the Dormition, commemorating the "falling asleep" ...
*Terms & Conditions: Savings calculation is based on Flight + Hotel vacation package bookings for a 3 month period for 2 adults with a 2+ night length of stay compared to price of the same components if booked separately during same period. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, travel dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.